Thursday, December 15, 2016

School note December 15th


Dear parents,

                     The  school Christmas Carol Service takes place in Ballybrown Church on Wednesday 21st December at 10.15 a.m. for parents of children from Junior infants to Second Class  and 11.45 a.m. for parents of children from Third to Sixth classes.

            School will close for Christmas holiday on Thursday December 22nd at 12.30 p.m. Parents of children in Junior and Senior Infants are asked to collect children at 12.10 p.m. to reduce traffic congestion.

            The Parents Association has asked me to inform you that, as was the case for the last few years, they will donate a gift to the staff on behalf of all parents. Teachers do not expect a gift from children. If children would like to give something personal they could perhaps make their own card as a gift to their teacher.

             In order to improve communication between school and home, Ballybrown NS is now live on Twitter @BallybrownNS. Items of school news will be posted regularly. Don't forget to check the school website 


Gach dea-ghuí, 

J. Lyons



A Children's/Family Mass will be held on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December at 5p.m. in Ballybrown Church. There will be a practice for this Mass in the church on Tuesday 20th December from 6-7 pm. All children are welcome to the practice, to participate in the Mass or just come on Christmas Eve. If you would like any more information or would be interested in helping out at the practice night please contact Julianne McCormack at 087-9478123.

Community Council  News: 

VISIT THE POPCORN AND POOP STALL AT THE CHRISTMAS FAIR ! The annual Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday December 18th at the Community Resource Centre. Doors open 10.45am. There will be lots on offer. Cake Sale with home made Christmas Cakes and Plum Puddings, Hot Dogs, Christmas Flower Arrangements and Logs, Farmers Market with Vegetable Stall, Firewood and Kindling, Kids Corner with Face Painting and Nail Bar, Raffle for Sumptuous Festive Hamper and lots of spot prizes. Children's Christmas Art Competition  prize winners will be announced. *Donations of cakes and buns from our gifted bakers would be greatly appreciated.


GOAL MILE: Once again the Goal Mile will take place in Ballybrown on Christmas Day. Starting at the Community Resource Centre at 12 noon, all you have to do is to turn up on the day, walk, run or crawl the Mile and make a donation to GOAL. The GOAL Mile is a great opportunity to do something practical for the poorest of the poor this Christmas. (. Help us to make this the best GOAL MILE ever in Ballybrown.)